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Let there be Light! 6 Nov 2006 A new inner door has been fitted to the lower Bartholomew Room, to open up the space to visitors yet keep out the cold.

A new inner door was fitted to the lower Bartholomew Room this week, to open up the space to visitors yet keep out the cold.

The door was commissioned by Eynsham Parish Council at a total cost of 57 pence per household.

Central design

The door features an etched central cross in a leaf-like (“foliate”) style, which has been used by the Eynsham Roundabout since 1995; by the Medical Centre since 1996; and as the centre of a badge for the Abbey Millennium in 2005.

Mediaeval origins

The 'Eynsham Cross' is based on JC Buckler's illustration of a carved tomb lid lying beside a mediaeval altar tomb in St Leonard’s churchyard.

For more information see the Eynsham Record 23, 2006, pages 9-14.

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